Squier factories and other guitar factories(videos).

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by F Luthier, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. F Luthier

    F Luthier Squier Talker

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    Well there is some impressive videos on Youtube about guitar factories and it's really plesant to see how the great guitars of today are being made.
    Obs: If you have anyhting to say or other videos to post here, please do it.

    We know that many of the Squiers are made by Cort, so here it goes a video about the Cort guitars factory:

    Cort Factory Tour:



    Two impressive numbers about the Cort factory are the 2000 employes and the capacity that they have of producing one million guitars a year.

    Epiphone Factory Tour:


    Tagima Factory:



    Tagima 2009 manufaturing the T 635 HD:



    Obs: As this last video is in Portuguese i will resume in English what Márcio Zaganning says on the video, here it goes:
    He tell he is Márcio Zagannin and that currently he is the responsible and that they're choosing the T 635 model to ilustrate to you all how it is the whole process, then he says he is on the wood kiln at the pleasent temperature of around 40 celsius degrees, and out there is winter and it's probably around 15 celsius degrees, here is where the process begins, we have Marupá, Cedar, Ivory Wood, Maple, and infinitude of other tips of woods, and the woods keep resting there for at least four to six months waiting to get to the ideal point of seasoning so we can have an instrument of qaulity that has a good stability a good tone and vibration.

    After the wood well seasoned and with the ideal level of humidity that is also important the wood comes to the first cut, it's a pre-cut that we do before it gets to the perfect shape. After that we're going to give it the perfect shape with the help of templates and another milling machine that will give it the perfect cut, after the body gets the perfect cut it comes to this machine to make the cavities.

    Now a very important and delicate part that is fundamental to have precision and experise for the person that will do that it's the fretting. It's here that defines the playability of the instrument and intonation.
    So now a part as important as the fretting that will define the neck confort and pĺayability is the shape of the neck, that is made al by hand and we really relly on the ability of each professional that will do that part, there is the help of a sanding machine but the finalization is made all by hand.

    Here it's a part of sanding finalization and shape, we are now finalizaing the body, now we go here to the thinner sand papers and here it will really define the countour, we have to give it an all uniform texture so that it won't have any imperfection that could shoup on the painting process, so here it's the last stage before painting.

    After the instrument gets out of the painting we leave it drying for around three days, after well dried it comes to sanding with a very thin sandpapper and then polishing.
    After neck and body perfect and all finished the guitar comes do assembling to receive all the parts and after intonation.

    The last part is the adjustments of intonation, octaves truss rod, and we get it all perfectly well adjusted so when you take it to get it to your house it will be regulated and ready to play.
    So people after all this work that we had that you had the pleasure to follow as we had to produce it to you, here it is our new T 635(it was new in 2009), that is a reissue of an estabilished model of Tagima, we reissued it for you because it was at the demand of the public i think now with a better finishing more precision.

    That's all, any other doubt or curiosity we have an enourmous line with tens of other models you just have to visit our website.
     
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